6.30pm to 8.00pm, Thursday 19 September
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Where are all the Black and brown scientists? Women engineers? LGBTQ+ mathematicians? Disabled nanotechnologists? Asian or minority ethnic physicists?
The current state of diversity in science is poor at best. Discoveries and stories of underrepresented scientists are often erased from the history books, when we know they play significant roles in the advancement of science.
Diversity Challenge, inspired by the popular quiz show ‘University Challenge’, will pit two teams of diverse renowned scientists from around the UK to see who knows more about underrepresented scientists. Join the amazing Suze Kundu in hosting an unmissable evening of short talks and enlightening questions.Here’s your first starter for 10 (no conferring)...
This event is sponsored by the Wellcome Collection and London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN).
Please note that this event starts earlier than normal at 6.30pm.
Dr Suze Kundu is a nanochemist, writer (Forbes Science), presenter, and head of public engagement at Digital Science.
Dr Esther Odekunle is a Senior Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a science communicator, she received her PhD from Queen Mary.
Chris Jackson is an earth scientist at Imperial College and TV presenter with an interest in how our planets landscapes and seascapes evolve over millions of years.
Prof Cathy Abbot is a neurogeneticist at the University of Edinburgh, where she works on understanding a genetic disorder that causes epilepsy and developmental delay in children.
Dr Nira Chamberlain is a senior data scientist, mathematician and the president designate of the Institute of Mathematics and its application.
Lakechia Jeanne is a Biomedical and MPH Scientist with a background in Film and TV, she founded Girls In Science.
Dr Alfredo Carpineti is a gay Italian astrophysicist, science journalist, science communicator, and the chair and founder of Pride in STEM.
Natalie Cheung is a Civil Engineer and was awarded the YMCA Young Leader of the Year 2018 and University of Manchester Medal of Social Responsibility in 2019.
Dr Jessica Boland is a Lecturer of Functional Materials and Devices in the Materials and Devices Division in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Manchester.
Abbie Bray (UCL), Siena Castellon (QL mentoring), Eleanor Harpum (UCL), Madina Wane (Imperial), and Dr Charlie Wand (Manchester).
The doors will open at approximately 6.00pm, with a prompt start at 6.30pm.
Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.
The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the
The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.
The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.
There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.
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